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Old 02-29-2012, 11:57 PM   #11
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If you want that many fish you would probably have to jhave 125 gal tank. I have a 29 gal and have 2 occy clowns a helfrichi fire fish yellow watchman goby and a Pakistani butterfly fish. And my tank is at its limit. Check out that helfrichi fire fish though they are awesome and pretty small great for a smaller tank
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:07 AM   #12
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I was reading that the yellow tail damsels were peaceful. More peaceful than any of the other damsels. Is that not true? I was thinking they might be a little nippy but not to the point that they they would kill another fish. I can look into a different species if they aren't going to fit in.

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Can a blue cheek goby live in a 30 gallon or does it need more space? That's the fish I really want! If I have to get a bigger aquarium I guess I'll just have to suck it up and get a 55.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:11 AM   #13
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For 10 fish? Really isn't a straight forward answer. Depends on how much live rock you have and swimming room...how active the fish is...I have ONE damsel like you want and TBH, I hate it. They are aggressive towards alot. If you want a blue cheek goby and a fire shrimp, stock the rest of your tank around it. This compatability chart will help.

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What's TBH?

I'm thinking those damsels are going to be crossed off my list...

Thank you for the chart. I'm going to go look at it right now.
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TBH = to be honest

I personally hate damsels. They're demon spawn for sure. Such nasty and mean critters. I'd probably only have them in a predator tank.
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OMG!!! I hate the yellow tailed ones!! They're devils; literally one of the most aggressive damsels. I had a school of 3 of Sgt Major damsels and those weren't aggressive at all. For tank size I'd go with a 40g breeder and 6-7 small 1-3" fish. Look into chromis, they're similar to damsels but prettier and non aggressive to other fish
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I personally hate damsels. They're demon spawn for sure. Such nasty and mean critters. I'd probably only have them in a predator tank.
Lol! Demon spawn?!

I'm crossing them off the list.
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What do these abbreviations stand for? I know pH, but what are the others?

Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
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What do these abbreviations stand for? I know pH, but what are the others?

Water Conditions: 72-78° Fahrenheit, carbonate hardness 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, salt gravity 1.020-1.025
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Thanks! I'm going to have to read up on those. And I guess I should have said I knew farenheit.
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Ok- so the blue cheek goby (Valenciennea strigata) has a 50 gal minimum. So, how's this list now. Is it still too many fish for a 55 gallon tank?

1- blue cheek goby
1- fire shrimp
1- false percula clown
1- royal gramma
5- blue/green chromis
1 scarlet reef hermit crab
A snail or two maybe.

Would I be able to add more to that list or would I be reaching my limit?


Thank you guys so much for your guidance!! It is much appreciated!
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